News - Part 5

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Zumba classes in the West Midlands

Zumba is an incredibly popular way to enjoy dance and get fit. Heres a round-up of where and how you can get involved in Zumba classes in the West Midlands. If youve yet to be hooked by the Zumba craze, heres a quick catch-up: Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program created by dancer and…

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David Massingham to feature in BBC Four show

Artistic Director of DanceXchangeDavid Massingham has been included in BBC Four programmeDance! The Most Incredible Thing about Contemporary Dance. Heres more information about the show: In this illuminating programme, Charles Hazlewood immerses himself in the world of contemporary dance, actively participating in it, to discover how movement works for him and to find his own…

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Driver required for Rosie Kay’s The Great Train Dance

Rosie Kay Dance Company needs a driver to help with transport forThe Great Train Dance this week. Here are the details: Due to an injury I am looking for a driver to help me next week,Wed 29th June-Saturday 2nd July.They need a car and insurance, and we would pay for petrol and a small fee….

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Ballet Black at Lichfield Festival

As part of its 10-yearanniversary, Ballet Black will beperforming at this years 30th Lichfield Festival. Celebrating their tenth year, Cassa Panchos award-winning company of black and Asian ballet dancers has gathered huge success and a substantial following over recent years. Presenting entirely new work from a range of dynamic choreographers, the company has worked with…

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An afternoon of rehearsals at Birmingham Royal Ballet

On Tuesday I was treated to an afternoon at Birmingham Royal Ballet, while some of the stage rehearsals for Pointes of View were taking place. I met with Rob Lindsay, who gave me tour of the building, my highlights being the huge dance studios and of course the costume department, which holds rails and rails…

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Win tickets to Deborah Colker’s Cruel tonight

Over at sister-site Created in Birmingham theres a competition to win tickets to see Cruel by Deborah Colker at Birmingham Hippodrome tonight (Friday 14 May). All you have to do to enter is email CRUEL to createdinbirmingham@gmail.com. Be quick though the draws being done this afternoon at 2pm. Cruel explores the many different forms that…

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Barclays Live dance competition

Barclays Live (yes, the banking people) are marking the launch of Barclays new High Street branch by hosting a competition to find Birminghams hottest dance acts. The competition is on Saturday 5th June and is open to anyone who thinks theyve got what it takes to become Britains next dancing superstar, be it as an…

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DanceXchange offers world-class training

DanceXchange is offering world-class, specialist dance training in Contemporary, Bharatanatyam and Kathak dance for 10-19 year olds, as well as means-tested funding available through the Music and Dance Scheme. DanceXchange is one of just nine recognised National Dance Centres of Advanced Training (CAT) within the UK, offering Contemporary training to talented West Midlands students and…

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Join in with Put Your Foot Down

Its the grand finale of International Dance Festival Birmingham on Saturday 15 May with Put Your Foot Down between 12-6:30pm in St Martins Square at Bullring. Organisers are asking members of the public to learn the Put Your Foot Down routine, choreographed by French hip hop star Salah on his recent visit to Birminghams DanceXchange….

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Jobs on Monday – Dancefest

Dancefest has a few job opportunities on offer as part of 12, a large-scale, innovative People Dancing project. Two Dance Squads are being established to deliver participatory work across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The Dance Squad Leaders will need at least three years experience in community dance settings and will be required to provide mentorship to…